Open Thread

January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Good afternoon:

I have replaced my dead computer and I’m back up and running.

Not much happening today that has not already been mentioned in the comments.

Big day tomorrow.

Angela Corey’s office must release the audio recordings of Michael Dunn’s 740 or so phone calls from jail by tomorrow at the close of business.

There will be a hearing in Erick Munoz’s lawsuit against the hospital seeking an order to disconnect his dead pregnant wife from a ventilator with the fetus in some serious difficulty.

Fauxmccoy posted this comment quoting his attorney and a link, which I have embedded.

“According to the medical records we have been provided, the fetus is distinctly abnormal,” the attorneys said. “Even at this early stage, the lower extremities are deformed to the extent that the gender cannot be determined.”

The attorneys said the fetus also has fluid building up inside the skull and possibly has a heart problem.

“Quite sadly, this information is not surprising due to the fact that the fetus, after being deprived of oxygen for an indeterminate length of time, is gestating within a dead and deteriorating body, as a horrified family looks on in absolute anguish, distress and sadness,” the attorneys said.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman’s fledgling career as a paint-by-numbers copycat continues.

The pool is open.

Did George Zimmerman steal Hoch Sollst Du Leben’s photo? UPDATE BELOW

December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Good morning:

Did George Zimmerman steal Hoch Sollst Du Leben’s photo?

I have to link to and cannot display the photograph because it’s copyrighted with all rights reserved, but you can see it by clicking on the link.

Here’s a link to George Zimmerman’s “original” artwork

I recommend opening 2 browser pages and display the two images side by side.

The current bid on his “original painting” is $100,000.

I posted a comment on Hoch Sollst Du Leben’s flickr page notifying him.


UPDATE: EarlG @ Democratic Underground is reporting that they purchased the original image from Getty Images for $20 over 10 years ago to put it on tee-shirts. They progressively show how the image was photoshopped.

One priceless comment @ DU by blueinannarbor: “At least Andy Warhol painted his own soup can.”

Don’t know how Hoch Sollst Du Leben figures in all of this.


Come on, now. I got this internet firestorm started, or at least did so simultaneously with a few others. If everyone who has not contributed a donation this month, would donate $5, I could end this fund drive.


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